Skip to comments.The Easiest Animals for Beginners to Spot and Hunt
Posted on 09/24/2020 7:03:58 AM PDT by w1n1
Which game critters offer new hunters the best entry into the sport? From spotting to taking down with a clean shot, we cover Americas most feasible options.
When getting into the hunting game, it's best to start with some lighter or easier prey to help you practice. Of course, before you head out into the wilderness, you need to do some target practice to ensure you know how to use your weapon properly. Once you can easily hit a target that isn't living, you can start hunting animals. The general rule of thumb for hunting is that the smaller the animal, the easier it'll be to shoot for a beginner. This might seem counterintuitive because a larger animal would give you a bigger target. However, they are usually a lot more dangerous and would not be a good idea for your early hunting trips.
FEATHERED QUARRY- Birds are a great place to start when it comes to learning the ropes for hunting. Yes, they can take flight to get away, but they are usually fairly easy to shoot down from the sky. You can see why practicing with your weapon before you head out on your first hunt is a must.
A WILD TURKEY makes for excellent prey for a beginner. The birds are large, giving you a good-sized target to aim for. They also tend to gather in big groups, meaning you have a selection if you miss your first attempt. The birds are fairly slow, making them easy to catch. However, you may have to walk quite far to get to where they are, so make sure youre wearing comfortable clothing.
DUCKS MIGHT BE the quintessential creature for hunting, and a perfect choice for a beginner. For starters, you usually get a large number together, so it is far more likely that youll get one. Another reason that ducks are the best choice is that they come to you. It can be a bit of a waiting game, but there are a lot of tools you can invest in to bring the ducks around quicker. Read the rest of hunting for beginners.
My new varmint load is 50 cal BMG necked down to 17 cal.
LOL!............I REMEMBER THAT ONE!....................
Dick not Rick
But Im surprised you arent you using the new and improved version...
The author says ... you may have to walk quite far to get to where they [turkeys] are.
I invite him to our neighborhood. He wont have to take a single step off the back porch.
Wild turkeys tend to gather in large groups says the author. Looks like you just can just walk up to a group of them and start shooting from what I’m reading. They’re big and slow (again, per the author) so no problems killing them.
I question whether the author has hunted many wild turkeys.
Read the bio. The author is an idiot chic that probably never hunted in her life. Turkeys easy, she is a dope. Wing shooting, better start with clay pigeons and practice for a year or youll hit your partner. Ducks, expensive sport to get all the equipment for. Deer, while sometimes easy, just what I want a newbie botching the shot, no idea how to blood trail, and thinks they clean and package themselves.
Stick with rabbits, squirrels and groundhogs. And ifn you eat the whistle pig you have my respect.
Actually a young GH is pretty good eating.
In other words, about average for 'Am Shooting Journal '.
The bullet would be talcum powder as it left the barrel.
Squirrels, They just stand there in the middle of the road. /s
Flies... using a Bug-A-Salt salt shotgun is about as much fun hunting as you’re going to have!
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